Attendees from all parts of western Queensland and the far west of NSW rolled into Thargomindah on Friday afternoon two days after a dust storm to end all storms but they could hardly tell.
Tent city, nestled beside the Bulloo River at the Explorers Caravan Park, provided the perfect haven for everyone to robe up for the Greek goddess welcome cocktail party, complete with secret women's business laughs.
Storyteller Di Wills and bawdy comedian Bev Killick set the scene for the weekend in different ways, along with belly dancer Emily Farrugia, the Angie Soul Trio and Sal Barnett's Mojoco pleasure stall.
Among them were 10 participants in an expanded scholarship program, who had the chance to participate in mentoring opportunities prior to the weekend, led by either Quilpie artist Lyn Barnes, Longreach wellbeing coach Joy McClymont, or Goondiwindi business advisor Jill Rigney.
Its aim was to encourage women, no matter their circumstances, to invest in themselves.
The Channel Country Ladies Day began in the Bulloo shire in 2012 at Durham Downs so the seventh event had come full circle and offered a mix of old favourites and new experiences.